Our Plans, His Purpose.

September is a time when we gear up, we refocus, and get back to our regular responsibilities. We live in a culture that encourages us to plan, make goals and look ahead to the future of what is to come. No matter what your plans are, or what your desires are for your life and for this Fall 2014, we would all benefit from committing not only our plans, but our hearts to God.

Whether we are facing immediate decisions regarding our work, finances, relationships, or are in the midst of waiting for an answer or an opportunity, we all need to be reminded that we stand on the firm foundation that we have built our lives upon, which is our faith and trust in Jesus Christ. He is our hope and our future.

Proverbs 19:21, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

Join me in this prayer.

“Almighty God, my heart longs after many things, strives for many comforts and in the midst of everyday life I so easily get distracted from walking closely with you and following your ways. I acknowledge my tendencies to do things my own way and tirelessly direct my own paths. God, sometimes it can be scary to trust you, but then I’m reminded that in you there is no evil and in you there is only good. I ask that you would give me spiritual sight and understanding to see where you are at work in my life and circumstances. I submit my plans and desires to your perfect will. I voluntarily lay down my idols at your feet and ask you to break the hold they have on me. You alone are worthy of worship and you first are worthy of my love and devotion. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

Written by Sarah Rutledge